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"Song of Lahore": Forgotten Pakistani musicians find a new groove with Brubeck

The musician’s violin is broken, and will likely stay that way. He lives in Lahore, once the cultural center of Pakistan, and decades ago was a vibrant place where a classical musician could make a living performing concerts and recording movie soundtracks. 377 more words

Movie Review

Son (Habana 50)

No, not as in a male child.

Son as in the style of music that originated in Cuba of which Salsa is a derivative.

Cigars and rum may be obvious Cuban exports, but when the Soviet Union collapsed the country lost a vital source of overseas income.   129 more words


First Listen Review: Paul Kelly - "Seven Sonnets & A Song"

The Good: The artist here has really gone through quite an effort to make an interesting and spectacular album. Upon hearing that the musician was going to compose songs using Shakespeare’s sonnets, I was immediately skeptical. 377 more words


Cuba and Miami in January 2016

Revolution Square

Revolution Square

Andrew, our tour director.

Salsa dance lessons were fun!

Buena Vista Social Club: the star was 80-year-old Tete Catura.

*PHOTO CREDITS: Some of these photos are courtesy of Richard Brzeczek of Palm Beach, FL who has a fancy camera and graciously shared his photos with me. 1,435 more words

South America

Cooder, Skaggs and White a blissful meeting of pure song

Ricky Skaggs, Sharon White and Ry Cooder

Centrepointe Theatre

Reviewed Wednesday night

There was a time when this music was performed by families in kitchens and front porches across North America. 476 more words


The Monday travel song: Siempre en mi corazón by Omara Portuondo

I propose to start every new week with a song that takes us somewhere in the world.

Today I’m taking you to Cuba where I did a road trip last year in August. 270 more words


Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan

Listened to Chan Chan by Buena Vista Social Club from the album: Buena Vista Social Club
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